EV Chargers

L2 Chargers give 30 miles of range per hour of charging.

DC Chargers give 100 miles of range per hour of charging.

ICE (gasoline) gives 600 miles of range per 5 minutes of charging. Or 7200 miles of range per hour of charging.

Ain’t Nobody Got Time For This.

Source: https://investorplace.com/hypergrowthinvesting/2022/06/forget-tesla-beat-back-the-recession-with-electric-car-charging-stocks/

A Drag Queen For Every School

A Drag Queen for every school, says Michigan Attorney General. Thats democrat party values these days.

Sexualizing children is what democrats stand for. They are not qualified for any public office.

Quoting AG Dana Nessel:

“Your benefactor, [former U.S. Secretary of Education] Betsy DeVos, has been a greater threat to school children in Michigan than drag queens have ever been,” Nessel responded, acknowledging that the charter school advocate had recently endorsed Dixon.”

So, is she serious? Sure sounds like it. No, she was not joking. She was answering a candidate for governor in a serious political debate, giving a serious political answer.

Let me put it to your straight. The democrats are on a MORAL PEDESTAL looking down at everyone, shoving THEIR MORALS DOWN THE PUBLIC THROATS.

But when someone opposes they say,

“Oh! You are making it a moral issue! How dare you! Morals are private! Shut up and go home!”

This is just another form of GASLIGHTING.

Why I Give Up On You

You fabricate something.

Its not credible.

You know its not credible.

You are not willing to admit its not credible.

That makes you a liar.

Someone points out its not credible. You blame them.

That’s a form of gaslighting so it cannot be resolved.

Do this repeatedly … and you get blocked.

There’s a term for what you are doing. Its called being incorrigible, or intractable.

If only we could bring back dueling and let the brass jury resolve such things.

WHY TRUMP FAILED

Lets talk about court cases. You adjudicate them based on the merits. Or you don’t get that far because one of the parties (the plaintiff) does not have standing.

This second alternative does not constitute a falsification of the charges. It means the court cannot look at the case. And that is all that it means. It is not a determination of truth. It is a determination of court action.

… more in a minute

FACEBOOK HATES WORDPRESS BLOGGERS

It turns out that after much effort to add a plugin to the blog facebook has now disabled the posting of a URL with a photo in the same post. The old facebook grabbed a photo from the site and embedded it. But the rules on making it rezsize correctly were WEIRD. The new facebook, by contrast, does not grab a photo at all. AND if you add one yourself it deletes the link to the other site. Screwing up the post. WHY EVEN TRY?

This is all part of the “we shall control your speech” policy. NO PHOTOS ALLOWED. NO VIDEOS ALLOWED. WE OWN EVERYTHING YOU DO.

This is why everybody I know has left facebook.

Chin Level Swamp

According to Irena Slav:
Exxon has been investing more than it has been earning in the past five years, with the level of investments in new oil and gas supply double the level of profits, the supermajor said in an official response to accusations made by President Biden earlier this week.

“We have been in regular contact with the administration to update the President and his staff on how ExxonMobil has been investing more than any other company to develop U.S. oil and gas supplies,” the company said in a statement

“This includes investments in the U.S. of more than $50 billion over the past five years, resulting in an almost 50% increase in our U.S. production of oil during this period,” Exxon also said.

The President earlier this week hit at the oil industry for not investing enough in new production, singling out Exxon as an example.

“Why aren’t they drilling? Because they make more money not producing more oil,” he said. “Exxon, start investing and start paying your taxes,” Biden said.

The President also said that they would make sure everyone knew how much Exxon was profiting. “Exxon made more money than God last year.”

Exxon’s 2021 profit stood at $23 billion, which was a year earlier preceded by a loss of $22.4 billion, which Exxon also noted in its statement, saying, “We kept investing even during the pandemic, when we lost more than $20 billion and had to borrow more than $30 billion to maintain investment to increase [refining] capacity to be ready for post-pandemic demand.”

The oil industry has become a major target for both the White House and Congress in the blame game for record-high retail fuel prices. Accusations of price-gouging and deliberately staying away from new well drilling have abounded in the past few weeks. The industry, however, has not budged, saying that, quite plainly, it cannot switch on new drilling with a flick of a finger.

We say:
WOW! Completely delusional Biden administration. How long have they been living in their fantasy world?

Anthony Kennedy’s Screwed Up World View

Mr. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote in a case that liberty is defined as everyone having the right to define their own concept of existence. That is dead wrong. Why? Because the opposite is true. Reality is objective, not subjective. And everyone has a duty to recognize reality.

What happens when you violate this latter?

Civilization dies.

Why?

Civilization and society exist because most people recognize reality and have a common language of commonly understood terms describing the basic concepts in life.

What kind of basic concepts? How about sex? Someone who thinks their sex is determined by their feelings is incapable of understanding basic terms. Having no common language there is no communication possible and there is no society. Madness and chaos follow.

I said “Civilization Dies.” Liberal Civilization is more vulnerable than most and dies quicker. Tolerance is based on common definitions of terms. Madness and Chaos destroy tolerance.

So one simple statement by a Supreme Court justice is a poison pill to the future.

Why has this taken place? Inalienable rights are granted by the Creator. Mr. Justice Kennedy is inventing the equivalent of an inalienable right, but his equivalent is not rooted in the Creator. It is rooted in humanism. Humanism is the belief that humans are the ultimate moral authority in the universe. Oh, BTW, that is the cornerstone belief of MARXISM, in case you were wondering.

Effective Assault Weapon Bans?


John Lott said after Las Vegas shooting:

Within hours of the horrible attack in Las Vegas, before we knew most of the relevant facts about the tragedy, gun control advocates were calling for more gun control.  Here is something I would like those advocates to consider: Europe, which has all the gun controls that are being pushed in the aftermath of the Las Vegas carnage, has actually suffered more bloodshed from these types of attacks than the U.S.”

You heard that right: Countries such as France may have made all semi-automatic guns illegal, but that hasn’t stopped killers from getting fully automatic machine guns to use in mass shooting attacks. All four of the 2015 mass public shooting in France involved machine guns, including the 130 people killed in November of that year in multiple attacks including one at a concert venue.

In the 1970s, 80s and 90s, Europe saw machine gun attacks in airports and nightclubs by groups such as Black September and the Red Army Faction. In fact, machine guns are commonly used in mass shootings in the rest of the world.”

This has not been the case here in the U.S. In fact, Sunday’s attack on a country music festival in Las Vegas – that left at least 58 people dead and more than 500 wounded – may be the first mass public shooting in the U.S. involving a machine gun, if it turns out the killer did use such a weapon. According to a Wall Street Journal report, the gunman, 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, is believed to have used at least one fully automatic weapon – weapons that are heavily restricted under U.S. federal law.

It is an attack that is likely to rank 14th in the most deadly mass public shooting in the world since 1970. It is the worst ever in the United States, according to data collected by the Center for Crime Research where I am founder and president.

There were 29 such shootings (four or more fatalities in a public place, according to the FBI’s official definition) in the U.S. during the eight years of the Obama administration; 26 in Europe. The rate at which people are killed is virtually the same in the European Union as in the United States.

So, looking back, how has the rate in Europe vs the rate in the US compared since Las Vegas? Isn’t that worth asking before we have an ineffective solution? Why is nobody asking this?


Texas School Shooting and Social Media

Cousin [undisclosed] texts me last night and says “if you want to know whats really going on down here call me.” She was on the swat team for years. I am anxious to hear what she has to say.

Anyway, I am starting to see that whatever social media one has one ends up in a silo – not in a community. What is important in times of mayhem is collaboration and forming supporting social units. That is not what social media does. Social media is for advertising and virtue signalling. It’s for strangers not for collaborators. Collaborators – ie, communities of friends – must go to private channels. The disadvantage is you never hear anything outside your silo so there is a lack of diversity of thought. So the “big open world” of “people reaching out” failed miserably.

Part of the reason is “sock puppets”. When we get censored we naturally seek to have our voice in a lower risk way. So we go to sock puppets. I have 6 of these. And three other media channels I am experimenting with. Just so i cant be censored. Not that I have anything earth shattering to say or anything. Its just because I feel I have been treated unfairly.

Meanwhile, the time of mayhem and revolution apparently has arrived while we were not watching.


Update
So, a few days later, having listened to a number of people who live in the area of the school that was shot up, the actual story becomes puzzling. It is almost at the level of a “John Kennedy Assassination Conspiracy” level of story. I actually have no defensible opinion about any of it. And I doubt anybody else does either, especially the accursed politicians.

Nitrogen Prices

Danil Sereda, June 01, 2022, quoting some blogger named Publius:

“Nitrogen prices did not fall. Only one kind of nitrogen fell, and only in one place. It is the monthly contract between Yara and Mosaic for Tampa delivery for the month of June. Ammonia and UAN prices in the US corn belt have not changed. Urea is down about 3% this week, but that’s it.

And the fall in pricing had nothing to do with demand destruction. It is seasonal. Nitrogen prices always fall when the Spring Planting season is over. Ammonia is not used (for fertilizer) from the end of May until about the end of October.

The other thing that I would point out is that the Tampa ammonia contract had been excessively elevated for the previous 3 months to the point that it was way over comparable Midwest ammonia pricing. This drop puts it right where it should be for summer pricing.”

Danil comments,

“It turns out that the price drop, although it happened, actually had no reason to lead to panic. Seasonality is something that was not properly mentioned in the Bloomberg article and caused some mispricing in the market.

According to official data [Source: DTNPF], the prices of all types of fertilizers are significantly higher compared to 2021, and there are no sharp declines so far: …”

“As Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter writes in the May 26, 2022, article, the average retail price for potash in the 3rd week of May 2022 was $878 per ton – double last year’s price and approaching the all-time high of $896 per ton reached in November 2008”

“I expect fertilizer prices to remain above their historical averages for a long time to come, if not rise even further. One reason for this was recently cited by Bank of America analysts as a possible ban on Chinese fertilizer exports.”

“China is the largest producer of nitrogen fertilizer in the world, and the country retains most of its production for its needs, which are growing year by year – the amount of fertilizer consumed to the amount produced domestically (in %), although inexorably declining, is still over 90%, which is quite a lot.”

So this time, against the backdrop of all the difficulties with logistics, new export restrictions seem an obvious move on the part of the Chinese Communist Party – world fertilizer prices, as we found out, have not fallen since mid-2021, and Chinese exporters, if not restricted, will try to sell their products at higher prices on international markets, jeopardizing the food security of their own country.

The CCP may likely scrutinize the major exporters – then the downward trend in exports will continue, and the price trend of fertilizers that we saw in 2021 threatens to be repeated.”

This is just one of the possible scenarios that I can foresee – it has every chance of not occurring. The question then becomes – will future demand be sufficient to allow fertilizer producers to continue to generate excess cash flows?

I think the answer to this question is yes. First, countries that restrict their exports are also major global importers, so they are going to import fertilizers from those countries that have not imposed restrictions. The very fact that they have imposed export restrictions speaks to the high demand in their domestic market – the U.S. and Brazil look like obvious beneficiaries of the current situation.”

So says Danil Sereda.

June 7, 2022 .
Hmmm…well, I am bottom fishing fertilizer stocks on weakness this morning. Looks like higher energy prices and the demand destruction drumbeat have mispriced the market again. Thats my belief. We shall see.



Bidens Leftist Gimmicktry Again

The average American is likely paying an extra $311 a month because of inflation, according to a recent Moody’s Analytics analysis. The financial squeeze stems from the rising cost of everyday goods, including cars, rent, food, gasoline, and health care.

AS INFLATION SOARS, ONE-THIRD OF AMERICANS ARE EXPERIENCING FINANCIAL STRESS: SURVEY

“There is an old saying, the cure for high prices is high prices,” Furman said. “That’s a little bit of a painful thing to deal with, but it is what elicits the additional supply,

Such Tender Snowflakes

Two Years ago: The Scottish kid, the open minded eastern mystic, didnt like me saying that in India society doesn’t value women and is rather sexist. And unfriended me over that?

He was arguing today with some catholics that Christianity invented sexism and that pagan societies by contrast treated (and treat) men and women equally. Wasn’t true throughout history and isnt true today. It should be easy enough to examine history and its not a matter of opinion.

I guess if someone is looking for a reason to be mad at theists one can find all sorts of issues. But claiming that pagan societies are sweet and fair and only western societies are bad sexists seems like pretty thin ice to me.

The one about souls in heaven have no gender? I told him AOC tells me there are 64 genders.

Prager Muses On Marriage

Prager reports that psychologists claim those who marry less than desirable spouses very often marry “the dysfunctional spouse of the opposite sex.” This is so they can “fix the damage, faults, wrongs, etc, of the dysfunction, and put it right.” It is the psychological urge to fix up one’s life. It just kicks in subconsciously.

Another reason is when dating people optimize for fun and sexiness, not for character. Fun and sexiness wear down, they are ephemeral and short lived, but character lasts much longer.

The main thing that destroys marriages is when you take your spouse for granted. When you are dating you dont take your date for granted. you want to win her love so she will marry you. Then afterward you have her so you take her for granted and thus drop the act (and actions) that make you lovable. Or make her love you.